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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Expanding the Utilization of Sustainable Plant Products in Aquafeeds – A Review)

Author
item Gatlin iii, Delbert
item Barrows, Frederic
item Bellis, D.
item Brown, P.
item Campen, J.
item Dabrowski, K.
item Gaylord, Thomas
item Hardy, R.
item Herman, Eliot
item Hu, Gongshe
item Krogdahl, A.
item Nelson, R.
item Overturf, Kenneth - Ken
item Rust, M.
item Sealey, Wendy
item Skonberg, D.
item Souza, Edward
item Stone, D.
item Wilson, Richard

Submitted to: Aquaculture Research
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/1/2007
Publication Date: 6/1/2007
Citation: Gatlin Iii, D., Barrows, F., Bellis, D., Brown, P., Campen, J., Dabrowski, K., Gaylord, T.G., Hardy, R.W., Herman, E.M., Hu, G., Krogdahl, A., Nelson, R., Overturf, K.E., Rust, M., Sealey, W., Skonberg, D., Souza, E.J., Stone, D., Wilson, R.F. 2007. Expanding the Utilization of Sustainable Plant Products in Aquafeeds – A Review. Aquaculture Research. 38:551-579.

Interpretive Summary: Continued growth and intensification of aquaculture production depends upon the development of sustainable protein sources to replace fish meal in aquafeeds. This document reviews various plant feedstuffs which currently are or potentially may be incorporated into aquafeeds to support the sustainable production of various fish species in aquaculture. The nutritional composition of these various feedstuffs are considered along with the presence of any bioactive compounds that may positively or negatively affect the target organism. Specific strategies and techniques to optimize the nutritional composition of plant feedstuffs and limit potentially adverse effects of bioactive compounds are also described. Such information will provide a foundation for developing strategic research plans for increasing the use of plant feedstuffs in aquaculture to reduce dependence of animal feedstuffs and thereby enhance the sustainability of aquaculture.

Technical Abstract: Continued growth and intensification of aquaculture production depends upon the development of sustainable protein sources to replace fish meal in aquafeeds. This document reviews various plant feedstuffs which currently are or potentially may be incorporated into aquafeeds to support the sustainable production of various fish species in aquaculture. The nutritional composition of these various feedstuffs are considered along with the presence of any bioactive compounds that may positively or negatively affect the target organism. Specific strategies and techniques to optimize the nutritional composition of plant feedstuffs and limit potentially adverse effects of bioactive compounds are also described. Such information will provide a foundation for developing strategic research plans for increasing the use of plant feedstuffs in aquaculture to reduce dependence of animal feedstuffs and thereby enhance the sustainability of aquaculture.

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